I’ve become a big fan of my voice over IP phone service provided by Vonage, but it hasn’t been really tested until I visited Japan. Since arriving here, I have used it exclusively for voice communications and it has worked almost flawlessly. When I visited New Zealand and Australia, telecommunications back the US cost me over $1000.00 by the time I was done. Estimated cost for voice telecommunications for the Japan visit is less than $10.00. Also, I have one number that follows me no matter where I am, so it is easier for my family to reach me and I don’t have to provide detailed listings of what hotels I am staying at.